20th April

…cut this for the Rosemoor RHS show on Saturday. Magnolia ‘Sensation’ Magnolia ‘Sensation’ Magnolia ‘Sensation’ Azalea ‘Salmon Pink’ has been scorched by sun after 10 days of it. Originally from…

14th May

…seen out before. One from Millais I expect. A delicate blowsy pink with a compact habit. Rhododendron ‘Van Nes Sensation’ Rhododendron ‘Van Nes Sensation’ Rhododendron ‘Beauty of Littleworth’ now full…

16th May

…a good addition to the flowering spectacle of the drive as the azaleas approach their best. Syringa vulgaris ‘Sensation’ Syringa vulgaris ‘Sensation’ We looked at Fagus sylvatica ‘Aurea Pendula’ last…

10th March

…just coming. 2010 planted and 15-18ft tall already. Magnolia ‘Purple Sensation’ Magnolia ‘Purple Sensation’ The first large leafed Rhododendron sinogrande seedling which I have seen out this year. Rhododendron sinogrande…

25th May

…‘Sensation’ Syringa vulgaris ‘Sensation’ Azalea ‘Gena Mae’ is a gorgeous orange double flowered variety with a yellow flare. About eight years from planting out. Bought from Glendoick. Azalea ‘Gena Mae’…

27th May

…‘Sensation’ Syringa ‘Sensation’ I must have relented on the anti-lilac front for here is Syringa ‘Sensation’ with its bicolour flowers. Time it was pruned down hard. Not very floriferous and…

8th September

…freemanii ‘Autumn Blaze’ living up to its name. Acer freemanii ‘Autumn Blaze’ Hydrangea paniculata ‘Early Sensation’ fading off to pink. Hydrangea paniculata ‘Early Sensation’ Hydrangea paniculata ‘Early Sensation’ Arundo donax…

8th March

…x Magnolia ‘Black Tulip’ Magnolia ‘Purple Sensation’ (this is Magnolia campbellii subsp. mollicomata ‘Lanarth’ x Magnolia liliiflora). Magnolia ‘Purple Sensation’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Wakehurst’ with three flowers full out. Very nice…

18th April

…‘Deep Purple Dream’ Prunus matsumae ‘Hanaguruma’ was given to us by Harvey Stephens of the Savill Gardens. A really good double flowered pink cherry. Prunus matsumae ‘Hanaguruma’ Magnolia ‘Purple Sensation’…

29th February

…‘Purple Sensation’ is just showing colour – very dark. Magnolia ‘Purple Sensation’ Magnolia ‘Sweetheart’ is half out. Magnolia ‘Sweetheart’ Magnolia ‘Laura Saylor’ – no idea who she was/is or the…